Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

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A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

National Pollinator Strategy

The Norwegian Governments National Pollinator Strategy is now available in english. The strategy has been developed by the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local Government and Modernisation, Petroleum and Energy, Transport and Communications and Foreign Affairs.

News from the Ministry

Presenting the action plan: From left Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein and Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Bollestad.

New action plan to combat hunger

21/06/2019: Today, the Government is launching a new action plan – Food, People and the Environment – to promote sustainable food systems in the context of Norwegian foreign and development policy in the period 2019-2023.

Wild reindeer.

Chronic Wasting Disease: All known animals in Nordfjella dispatched

27/02/2018: The Norwegian Environment Agency reports that the last known group of wild reindeer of Zone 1 in Nordfjella has been felled. Now the area is to be searched to make sure it is cleared of animals. 17 cases of CWD have been detected in reindeer from Nordfjella.

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